Kanasaraken on the Condolence Ceremony

AKWESASNE – Kanasaraken speaks with John Kane and Matt Hill from the Let’s Talk Native studio in Cattaraugus about the condolence ceremony developed by Hiawatha and the Peacemaker. The condolence ceremony was essential in helping the Onkwehon:we of those times overcome the trauma and conflict resulting from constant warring and violence and develop the Kayenere:kowa. In this interview, Kanasaraken explains the history and concepts of the condolence ceremony and details how it is not just for the condoling of chiefs and clanmothers, but can be used to overcome a myriad of issues and concerns between people and within communities.

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